Lansing, MI -- The Dam Jam, hosted annually by Lansing 5:01, returns as a three-day event on Thursday, July 15 through Saturday, July 17 along the riverfront in Old Town Lansing and in the center of the Brenke Fish Ladder.
Attendees are invited to explore the Lansing River Trail on foot, bike, or kayak while visiting an artisan village, shopping from local vendors, and enjoying eats from local eateries in Lansing’s infamous arts district. Nine Michigan-based bands will perform live music in-the-round at the Brenke Fish Ladder while the community dances the night away with brews from Lansing Brewing Company.
Building on their efforts over the past several years to retain and attract talent, Lansing 5:01 hosts a series of events throughout the year to showcase the best of Lansing to Lansing’s future. The volunteer-based, non-profit organization, partners with local employers and organizations to highlight the iconic sites and sounds of the Lansing region.
“The Dam Jam has been a community-favorite event for the last several years,” said Christopher Sell, executive director of Lansing 5:01. “We are proud to support some of our favorite Michigan-based bands, local artists, and food vendors. This event helps us showcase the best of Lansing to Lansing’s future.”
The line-up of Michigan bands include: Frontier Ruckus, MikeyAustin & The Soulcial Club, Ben Daniels Band, Matt Gabriel, Two Faced Wilson, 100 Proof, Anytime, Dani Darling, and more to be announced.
New to this year’s event will be a splashing display of Michigan-based Mermaids, kayaking with Rivertown Adventures, and a riverfront lounge with pop-up hammocks from Moosejaw.
Programing for Lansing 5:01 is made possible by the generous employer partners, including: Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Auto-Owners Insurance, Capital Area Transportation Authority, City of Lansing, Dart Bank, Emergent Biosolutions, The George F. Edye Family, Gillespie Group, Graduate Hotels, Jackson National, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Lansing Brewing Company, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies, MSU Federal Credit Union, Michigan State University, Potter Park Zoo, Rathbun Insurance, Sparrow Health, and Techsmith.
In particular, generous support for Dam Jam is provided with support of the City of Lansing Arts Projects Grant Program funded by the City of Lansing with administration of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
This event is free to attend, registration is required and recommended in advance: https://lansing501.com/events/
Lansing 5:01 is a nonprofit organization that aims to retain and attract talent to the Lansing region. The organization, run by a board of professionals and volunteers who call Greater Lansing home, is committed to illustrating why Lansing is a dynamic post-graduation destination city, not only during the day, but starting at 5:01 p.m., too. More information can be found at https://lansing501.com